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December 3, 2013

Salem man charged with molesting passengers on bus


A 64-year-old Salem man is facing charges that he molested disabled young adults who were passengers on board a bus he drove for a transportation service, police announced this morning.

Robert T. Buckley was arrested on a warrant this morning by State Police and is due in Chelsea District Court today on four counts of indecent assault and battery on a person with developmental or intellectual disabilities and a charge of witness intimidation, police announced.

The investigation was prompted by a phone call several days ago to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission, which alerted state police. The investigation also involved the state Department of Developmental Services and the Suffolk County District Attorney.

Buckley's employer was not immediately identified by police, but more details are expected to emerge from his arraignment today.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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